Tuesday 2 November 2021

Owners of a Beverley-based donkey sanctuary say they are heartbroken after being given notice to quit their premises. Aroha Donkeys is run by Sarah Nethercoat and Alan Riley, who have built up a group of 20 donkeys, which have become a familiar sight at themed events and petting displays in the area. Sarah and Alan took to Facebook to appeal for help in finding a new home for their donkeys, four horses, two ponies and a goat and said: “We have devastatingly been given short notice on our yard, so the donkeys are soon to be homeless.” They continued: “This is very cruel timing going into winter. We are looking for any old sheds or barns to rent within travelling distance of Beverley to get them safe over winter.”

Beverley Town Council’s planning committee will this evening consider an amended planning application to build 35 homes on Beverley Parklands amenity land. The new application has reduced the number of properties and amended the layout and access to the development. The council has already reconfirmed earlier concerns over the plans and said it will take residents’ views into consideration when making a final decision.

And finally, a new month-long exhibition by renowned East Yorkshire artist Heather Burton has this week opened in the Salt Gallery in Lairgate, Beverley. It features original landscape and figurative paintings along with limited edition signed prints.